Each year during the winter holiday season, Whitehall's first floor is transformed into a Christmas wonderland with historically accurate greenery, trimmings, and ribbons. The focal point is a 16-foot-tall Christmas Tree in the Grand Hall, adorned with colored electrical "fairy" lights and traditional Gilded Age-style ornaments. The home's exterior as well as the historic front gate are also decorated with festive wreaths, ribbons, and greenery.

Holiday decorations are on full display from late November through early January.

Christmas Tree Lighting & Festivities
December 5, 2021
12 to 5 pm

Free with Museum admission

The holiday season began at Whitehall with a gathering on the first Sunday of December to light the Grand Hall Christmas Tree. The day was filled with holiday cheer — festive music was played on the Odell organ and Steinway piano, special choir performances popped up around the Museum, refreshments were served and Santa Claus made an appearance! In 2021, the Museum's 16-foot tall Christmas Tree was lit at 1:00 pm and all festivities followed. The Museum Store was open for holiday shopping.

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Holiday Evening Tours
December 18-22, 2021
Tours began at 6:45 pm

Free for Legacy level and Whitehall Society Members (limit 2)
$25 for Adults
$20 for Children ages 17 and under
Advance purchase required

For tickets, please call (561) 655-2833 ext. 10

Visitors discovered the wonder and magic of a Gilded Age Christmas while touring Whitehall at night. The property was aglow for these holiday-themed, Docent-led group tours, lit by the original 1902 light fixtures inside Whitehall and sparkly fairy lights. Carolers in period costumes strolled in the Cocoanut Grove, and each guest received a festive parting favor.

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The Grand Hall Christmas Tree and the organ in the Music Room.

Museum Store gift ideas

Shop in-person at the Museum Store for unique holiday decor and gifts.